Sunday, May 18, 2014

Catching up...

Grüß dich!

This weekend the group was given the opportunity to travel wherever they wanted to in Germany with their rail pass. Everyone traveled somewhere in the country for at least part of the weekend. I ended up making the trip to Frankfurt, which is just south of Marburg.

Over the past couple weeks since the first and only other post our class has been very busy. We have taken a weekend excursion to Berlin. Berlin is a city that is nothing like any other part of Germany. Although the city is rich with history, museums, and monuments, Berlin is a very modern and artsy city. The weekend in Berlin opened all of our eyes to all that has happened to the city within the past 70 years. We visited the Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and the Reichstag, all filled with moving stories from the past.

We also took an excursion to the Wartburg in Eisenach! It was amazing to see the inspiration for our great college!

This is our last week here in Marburg and while we are looking forward to going home, we still are not ready to leave! At this point Marburg feels like home to us. After so much rain this month the weather has been amazing the past few days. Starting with the double rainbow over the Konrad-Adenauer Bridge!

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